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Linksys AC1900

NEXT-GEN AC DELIVERS POWERFUL WIFI TO MULTIPLE DEVICES

The Linksys MAX-STREAM AC1900 features MU-MIMO, the latest advance toward uninterrupted, simultaneous WiFi connections.

Devices such as HD streaming media players, 4K TVs, tablets, and game consoles use a lot of bandwidth. But with MU-MIMO (Multi-User, Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output) technology, the MAX-STREAM AC1900 wireless router sends advanced WiFi to multiple devices at the same time and same speed. Your whole family can play, stream, and work at once, without experiencing lag or buffering--at up to 2x the speed of a non-MU-MIMO router.*


Dual-Band Diagram

ENJOY COMBINED WIFI SPEEDS UP TO 1.9 Gbps

Our MAX-STREAM AC1900 Multi User-MIMO Router offers two dedicated WiFi bands that deliver combined speeds of up to 1.9 Gbps. It also allows you to make your time online more efficient: simply assign high-bandwidth activities, like 4K video streaming, to the high-speed 5 GHz band, and leave basic activities like email to the 2.4 GHz band.

POWERFUL PROCESSOR FOR IMPROVED PERFORMANCE

Enjoy fast-paced WiFi activities such as online multiplayer gaming with the MAX-STREAM AC1900. Powered by a dual-core processor, it is capable of handling three simultaneous data streams. This results in improved WiFi performance and faster WiFi speeds to more devices.


HIGH-SPEED WIRED CONNECTIVITY WITH GIGABIT ETHERNET PORTS

Connect more devices and share files at speeds 10x faster than Fast Ethernet with four Gigabit Ethernet ports. Connect a storage device and quickly transfer files. Or, share devices such as printers across your WiFi network using the USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports.

IMPROVED WiFi SPEED AND RANGE WITH BEAMFORMING

Direct WiFi signals to each of your mobile devices to increase signal strength and coverage with our MAX-STREAM WiFi router using Beamforming technology. Play video games, listen to music, check emails, shop online, stream HD movies, and more, without having to worry about dropped signals.


ALEXA WI-FI ACCESS

With Alexa, you can easily manage Wi-Fi access for devices and individuals in the home, taking focus away from screens and back to what’s important. Say commands like “Alexa, turn off Timmy’s Wi-Fi”, when it’s time for dinner or “Alexa, enable guest Wi-Fi” when you have people over.

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Linksy has partnered with OnTech Smart Services to offer expert installation, with same and next-day appointments nationwide. Professional installations starting at $99.99.

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Technical Specs
  • Wi-Fi Technology:
    AC1900 MU-MIMO Dual-band Gigabit, 600+1300 Mbps
  • Key Features:
    • Easy Setup
    • Medium Household
    • Up to 12+ Devices
    • 3x3 AC
    • Advanced Security
    • USB 3.0 Port
    • Dual-Core CPU
    • Beamforming Technology
    • Smart Wi-Fi
  • Network Standards:
    • 802.11b
    • 802.11a
    • 802.11n
    • 802.11ac
    • 802.11g
  • Wi-Fi Speed:
    AC1900 (N600 + AC1300)
  • Wi-Fi Bands:
    2.4 and 5 GHz (simultaneous dual band)
  • Wi-Fi Range:
    Medium Household
  • Number of Ethernet Ports:
    • 1x Gigabit WAN port
    • 4x Gigabit LAN ports
  • Other Ports:
    • One(1) USB 3.0 port
    • One(1) USB 2.0 port
    • Power
  • Antennas:
    3x external
  • Processor:
    Dual-Core
  • LEDs:
    Internet, Ethernet (1-4), Linksys Logo, WPS
  • Wireless Encryption:
    Up to 128-bit encryption
  • Operation Modes:
    • Wireless Router
    • Access Point
    • Wired Bridge
    • Wireless Bridge
  • Storage File System Support:
    • FAT
    • NTFS
    • HFS+
  • Easy Setup:
    • Browser-based Setup
    • Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Setup
  • Certified Operating Systems:
    MacOS (10.X or higher), Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
  • Minimum System Requirements:
    • Internet Explorer® versions 8 and newer
    • Safari® 5 (for Mac®)
    • Firefox® 8
    • Google Chrome™
  • Dimensions (LxWxH):
    257 x 184 x 56 mm (10.12 x 7.24 x 2.2 in.) without antennas
  • Weight:
    558 g (20.74 oz)
  • Security Features:
    • 64/128-bit WEP
    • WPA2-Personal
    • WPA2-Enterprise
  • Regulatory Compliance:
    FCC class B
  • Power Supply:
    Input: 100-240V ~ 50-60Hz; Output: 12V, 3.5A
Support
Package Contents
  • Linksys AC1900 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router, EA7500
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 3 Antennas
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Power Adapter
  • CD-ROM with Documentation
Reviews

Press

Rated 5 out of 5 by from New Router, New look, New features! The new Linksys EA7500 Max-Stream deserves to be taken seriously with the antennas reaching 6-inches in length and its small form factor design. This router is packed with new features. Wi-Fi signal is rock solid and never had signal loss. Gaming and 4K streaming running without any issues. Cellphone app is rock solid and did I mention the setup is so easy like 2 minutes. I threw everything I could to this router gaming, video streaming, music streaming, and it never failed on me. One feature that could be added is bandwidth utilization. In conclusion, very easy set up, high Wi-Fi range, wall mountable, and very stable router. Its a must buy router.
Date published: 2016-02-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Extermerly disappointing. I have had this since Nov 20, 1016. I find myself either restarting this every 7-10 days or resetting it to factory setting and setting up the router from scratch every other month with the help of the support team. At first I thought it was the firmware, but it has the most recent firmware update. I thought it was the Spectrum/BightHouse router so I paid 44.00 US dollars for a service call to replace the cable modem. I am no better off then before and out 44.00 dollars. Linksys router still drops the connection and runs slower then the Spectrum/BightHouse router. Would return it for Netgear wifi exteneded if I could get my money back.
Date published: 2017-04-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not up to my high standards I received this new router from Linksys Friends and Family and I must say that I was highly disappointed after the easy setup. I performed a simple speedtest with the web portal and it was like something was holding it back. My main computer is an ethernet connection and I rely on its download speed on a daily basis. I checked my speed without the router and everything was fine. I reconnected the old router that I have been using for the last year and it performed fine. I reconnected the Linksys and it was like there was a guvernor limiting the speed. There may be some settings that could be adjusted to eliminate this problem but most people want an easy plug and play type of setup.
Date published: 2016-03-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed in Linksys! Thought I was in for an upgrade. After owning several Linksys and Netgear routers this one is the most incompatible and most difficult to configure. It's passable albeit expensive if you just want a wireless router to run your laptop and tablets, but I couldn't get it to identify my wired Vonage modem and six wireless cameras via the LAN let alone through the cryptic port forwarding configuration. After installing firmware, re-setting twice, re-booting modem, routers and computers, re-configuring cameras I gave up and re-attached my two channel $99 Netgear R6250 and was back in service. I can't speak to reliability, range or speed; I never got it to work properly. Bought it on a Wednesday, returned it on a Friday.
Date published: 2016-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent speed and easy setup The fastest router and one of the easiest setups there is. Happy that it can handle all the streaming and gaming without and lag or having to wait to load. I have done a speed test at different intervals to see, and even at the peak time it was still faster and able to handle a PS4, Xbox 1, 2 4K televisions streaming movies, and 2 IPhones downloading songs and movies. This Linksys Next gen AC1900 MU-Mimo gigabit router is truly built to handle all your next devices, without any lag during streaming and quick load times. I would definitely recommend this router for any one that streams movies or music and plays video games. You won't be disappointed with your decision with this router!
Date published: 2016-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Improved speeds, reliability & easy setup OTB!!! I received this to test out and I must say that I am in LOVE with the performances of it! From the ease of the setup, web based app to manage the router and the overall ratings in speed from using it with Charters Spectrum. This allows me to get overall range within my apartment complex and to my car on the street. It manages to keep up with heavy online gaming (2 PS4 & 1 PC), online streaming (Netflix, Hulu, Plex & Amazon). I am impressed overall... wait for it's release and BUY IT. Thanks Linksys.
Date published: 2016-02-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Some features don't work I have this router for about a year. As far as pure WiFi service is considered, it does a reasonably good job. Coverage is fair withing reasonable distance. It's stuck occasionally, but not too often. Two major issues I have with it: (1) it limits max bandwidth to about 100Mbit even with Ethernet connection (I have 200Mbit at home); and (2) the parental controls just do not work, or work occasionally at best. Since I mainly bought it to have the parental controls, and since it is advertised with this feature, I really feel ripped off. Add to this zero support from Linsys as you can easily see in the community forums... Would not buy it again.
Date published: 2020-05-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good mid-end router This router performed slightly under a Netgear Nighthawk R8000 in terms of speed and range (disabling the 2nd 5 ghz network on the Nighthawk for a fair comparison). My multi-story brick house with large central brick chimneys is hard on wireless signals, so this EA7500 performed better than anything other than the Nighthawk has. This router has MU-MIMO, of which I had no compatible devices to test it with. Some of the first devices to make use of MU-MIMO will probably be cell phones released this year. So if you have multiple smart phone users who consume a lot of media on them, this might be a router up for consideration when upgrading.
Date published: 2016-02-22
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*Two or more 1x1 MU-MIMO-enabled client devices must be connected to achieve the two (2) times faster physical data rate.
**The standard transmission rates–600 Mbps or 1300 Mbps (for 5 GHz), 600 Mbps (for 2.4 GHz), 54 Mbps, and 11 Mbps–are the physical data rates. Actual data throughput will be lower and may depend on the mix of wireless products used and external factors.
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